No time yet to part with govt: Yadav
By Amarendra Yadav
Kathmandu, Aug. 13: Deputy Prime Minister and Health Minister Upendra Yadav said on Monday that time had not come for the Samajbadi Party-Nepal to dissociate with the government.
“The time has not come to evaluate the relation between my party and the government,” said Yadav while talking to The Rising Nepal.
Yadav, who is also the chairman of ruling Samajbadi Party-Nepal, said that the party leadership would rethink the party’s support to the current government at the right time.
After signing an agreement with two chairmen of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (CPN), his party had joined the current government 14 months ago. His party has got two ministries-Health and Urban Development.
“Constitution amendment is the main demand of our party and the demand is the main essence of the agreement. However, the Constitution amendment process has not moved ahead yet. So, our party is worried,” he said.
He further said that he would talk to the ruling CPN leadership about the issue of the Constitution amendment at a suitable time.
Replying to a question, Deputy Prime Minister Yadav said, “I am not critical of the performance of the government. It is true that I often try to pass creative and positive suggestions to the government.”
In a different context, Yadav said that the unity convention of his party would be held by mid-November.
“The unification process at the central level in the party has almost completed. The process up to the grassroots level will be accomplished with a month. Then, we will conduct training programmes for the party workers across the country,” he stated.
He was of view that the unity convention was likely to take place after the training programmes.
Federal Socialist Forum-Nepal led by Yadav and Dr. Baburam Bhattarai’s Naya Shakti Party-Nepal had merged on May 6 to become Samajbadi Party-Nepal. The new party has two chairmen- Dr. Bhattarai and Yadav.
On his party’s possible unification with Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal, Yadav said that although he wanted his party to unite with the RJP-N, there had not been fruitful talks in that direction.
“If the unity with the RJP-N is possible before the convention, it will be the convention of double unity. Otherwise, we will go to the convention without the RJP-N,” he added.
Stating that there was capitalist democracy in the country, Yadav maintained that the main goal of his party was to establish socialist democracy in the country.
“Earlier, the issues of Madhesi and Janajatis were the main agendas of our erstwhile Forum party. After the unification with the Naya Shakti, we have revised our priorities to shoulder the responsibility of the entire country,” he said.
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